Jesus calls us to keep our eyes, ears and hearts open to all.
Reflection of the Week - 1 December 2020
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Sceptics use the word ‘hope’ in a way that has nothing to do with faith, and everything to do with doubt. The very tone of the voice conveys disbelief that there will be a positive outcome, whereas Christian hope is synonymous with faith.
As we light the Advent candles, like the Psalmist, we are also confident that God will rekindle that faith.
Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:3
As Christians, and followers of Christ, we are called to reflect his light in the dark places of our world, and our community.
Jesus as the light in our world, rekindle in us the hope of salvation, so that we can offer that hope to those who are in most need of it. In your name, we pray. Amen.
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